European Youth Parliament meeting in Latvia

The 96th International Conference of the European Youth Parliament is gathering more than 200 young people from 30 different European countries this week in Rīga to discuss the importance of technology and digitization in modern European society.

For nine days, the youth teams will discuss and work on finding solutions to problematic issues on the agenda of the European Union, such as automation in the labor market, modern transport development and the use of drones in military conflicts.

The European Youth Parliament is a peer-to-peer educational program for young people from across Europe which encourages them to be "open-minded, tolerant and active citizens".

The EYP is funded by Germany's Schwarzkopf Foundation and its patrons include European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

You can see the opening ceremony of the Rīga meeting below and follow more updates at a dedicated Facebook page.

 

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